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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Isle of Skye
Type: History Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Not a lot to see for the price, had the impression that Flora's grave was in this site but I could have seen it for free up the road at the cemetery.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The moment we stepped through the door of the crofter's cottage, the smell of the peat burning in the fireplace brought back so many memories of my grandmother's house in Ireland. A gorgeous aroma I hadn't experienced in almost 50 years. So close to tears! This is a must-see for all visitors coming from Ireland or of Irish ancestry.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

This museum is in crofters cottages. I thought it would be a five minute experience. However, we found that we had to be selective in what we read as there was so much information, including old photographs, receipts, letters and so forth as well as various places furnished in the style they were when inhabited. A kitchen, bedroom, barn and... More

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Darwin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An amazing little privately run museum that has such a wealth of information". What a fabulous experience! And if you are after gifts to take home with you, their little shop has the cheapest tartan scarves, hats, blankets and other wares that you will find anywhere! Seriously!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

With a little imagination you can imagine how life was for the hardy folk who lived in these communities, there is so much information and interesting old artefacts on display you can happily spend a couple of hours taking in the atmosphere. for me i would have preferred to see the farming equipment more thoughtfully displayed and the bright paintwork... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was a beautiful, sunny day when we visited this beautifully kept little museum, which added much to our knowledge of the Scottish Isles. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable and unobtrusive and the restored buildings were full of fascinating information. As it was such a lovely day we drank in the views all around and it was only a short... More

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birmingham
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73 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

a brilliant portrayal of island life in days gone by , the cottages are all full of amazing displays and information well worth a trip

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I lived in Skye several years ago and had no idea this place existed, it is very peaceful and beautiful and gives a real insight into how life would have been in these little communities, lots of props and artefacts from days gone bye. In a lovely setting, the only thing missing was a tea room to have a sit... More

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Pontypridd
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Several croft houses with differing types of artefacts used for life on the land, and lots of information on how life was for our ancestors, some within living memory. Not the biggest or best laid out of displays but definitely worth visiting if you're in this area

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This museum is located on a hill overlooking the sea and is made up of several croft houses, each one displaying an aspect of Island life. Absolutely packed with very interesting information about everyday life in days gone by - education, farming, music, and general society on the Island. One can really imagine what life must have been like. Well... More

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